CT Dance Oasis
Center for Middle Eastern Dance
the Great Teacher Inside of You
A time to talk * listen * share * laugh
* explore * discover * have fun * learn * grow as a teacher * and of course DANCE.
Friday, January 20, 21 and 22 2023.
“Footprints-a Journey Toward Teaching Excellence”
Guest Teacher: JAMES ALLEN
Vitti’s Dance Studio
10 Precision Rd., Danbury, CT
Sharing 50 years of
The Teacher Training course, "Footprints - A Journey Towards
Teaching Excellence," is taught by master teacher, Dolores Matzen, Riskallah Riyad, in Danbury CT. In addition to teaching Middle Eastern Dance, Riskallah Riyad has
taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade in CT. public schools for 11 years. She was a consultant to teachers in CT public and private
schools, NYC, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Long Island public schools. She holds BS and MS teaching degrees.
performing and teaching have been extensive. Please refer to the bio page for additional dance details.
Comments from The Alumna...
Graduates of the Teacher Training Course with Riskallah
"You managed to deliver process, content, philosophy,
pedagogy and the soul and artistry of dance in the course. I was truly amazed and inspired. I also appreciate how
empowering you were to us as individuals and how you were able to make such graceful corrections without criticism. The
dinner (Saturday night) was a special treat, and fortified the sense of community you had already developed in the course."
~Sharon Stahl, VT
"And I want to thank you, thank you thank you. The Teacher Intensive has turned my method of teaching inside
out, and after all these years I’m looking at my classroom experience with a new, fresh set of eyes. What a gift...I
feel the same excitement and curiosity I did as a new teacher! I’ve attended master classes since I was a young student,
but this seminar was truly unique and enlightening. I had expected you to be well prepared, because you always are.
What surprised and blew me away was the open and heartfelt exchanges and sharing amongst the rest of us. Wow! So
much great information and food for thought that I haven’t digested it all yet."
"Life has many gifts and YOU are one
~Elizabeth Nett, MA
"Taking the workshop made me feel more
confident and I cant wait for the next one".